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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto
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Changing the color of a page


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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

with Richard Harrington

Video: Changing the color of a page

Let's flip to the next page and start to explore some additional design options. When I flip over, I'm presented with two different pages; and in this case, I want to put some more pictures on the page. So, I'm going to go with a nice busy collage of six photos and pick a different layout option. Now, I'm not sure which one's going to be right but I think this is a good place to start. I'll grab some photos and work from here and what I want to drop in is a collection of just family pictures to establish who was on this trip.
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  1. 2m 50s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      42s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 9s
  2. 11m 20s
    1. Resolution requirements for putting photos in a book
      2m 28s
    2. Organizing images with an album
      2m 8s
    3. Organizing images with a Smart Album
      1m 59s
    4. Gathering images from Facebook
      1m 55s
    5. Photo streaming
      1m 14s
    6. The importance of ordering your photos
      1m 36s
  3. 14m 26s
    1. Creating a new book
      1m 16s
    2. Choosing a binding style
      2m 59s
    3. Choosing a size for your book
      2m 36s
    4. Choosing a theme for your book
      3m 43s
    5. Creating the initial layout
      2m 39s
    6. Changing a theme
      1m 13s
  4. 30m 49s
    1. Clearing placed photos
      1m 19s
    2. Taking control with options
      1m 18s
    3. Changing the page layout with presets
      4m 30s
    4. Changing page layout with the Layout pane
      2m 28s
    5. Changing the color of a page
      2m 14s
    6. Adding a background photo
      2m 55s
    7. Seeing placed and unplaced photos
      1m 32s
    8. Using Autoflow
      3m 41s
    9. Adding pages to a book
      1m 37s
    10. Adding a two-page spread
      4m 4s
    11. Swapping photos in a layout
      3m 16s
    12. Changing the order of pages
      1m 55s
  5. 12m 3s
    1. Advice when choosing pages
      1m 9s
    2. Formatting the cover
      2m 8s
    3. Modifying titles
      1m 54s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 14s
    5. Adding captions
      2m 36s
    6. Making global changes to fonts
      1m 2s
  6. 17m 21s
    1. Applying design options effects to images
      1m 5s
    2. Cropping a photo
      1m 23s
    3. Using the Enhance button
      2m 56s
    4. Straightening an image
      2m 1s
    5. Using one-click effects
      2m 46s
    6. Editing a dark photo
      4m 5s
    7. Editing a bright photo
      1m 28s
    8. Reverting a photo
      1m 37s
  7. 7m 38s
    1. Adding a map
      50s
    2. Customizing a map's location
      1m 51s
    3. Changing a map's style
      1m 52s
    4. Adding places
      3m 5s
  8. 11m 57s
    1. Adding a blank page
      1m 37s
    2. Double-checking your spelling
      1m 39s
    3. Resolving any default text issues
      1m 56s
    4. Printing a hard copy to proof
      2m 34s
    5. Watching a slideshow
      3m 19s
    6. Duplicating or renaming a book project
      52s
  9. 7m 21s
    1. Before you can order...
      50s
    2. Choosing the print products store
      1m 38s
    3. Building your order
      4m 12s
    4. Checking the status of your order
      41s
  10. 11m 6s
    1. Creating a PDF of your book to email
      3m 8s
    2. Why create a slideshow?
      3m 31s
    3. Syncing to an iPad
      4m 27s
  11. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto
2h 7m Intermediate Dec 10, 2012

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Discover how to use Apple iPhoto to create photo books—for gifts or to showcase your photography. In this course, author Rich Harrington describes how to organize your images, choose a theme for your book, and customize the layout of each page. The course also shows how to insert captions, enhance photos with one-click effects, and add special features, such as maps. The course concludes with details on ordering books and creating PDF versions to distribute electronically.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. lynda.com is honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Organizing images in albums
  • Choosing a size and theme for your book
  • Adding background photos
  • Adding more pages
  • Changing the page order
  • Formatting the cover
  • Cropping, straightening, and enhancing images
  • Using maps in the layout
  • Watching a slideshow of the book
  • Ordering from the printer
  • Creating a PDF of your book
Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Richard Harrington

Changing the color of a page

Let's flip to the next page and start to explore some additional design options. When I flip over, I'm presented with two different pages; and in this case, I want to put some more pictures on the page. So, I'm going to go with a nice busy collage of six photos and pick a different layout option. Now, I'm not sure which one's going to be right but I think this is a good place to start. I'll grab some photos and work from here and what I want to drop in is a collection of just family pictures to establish who was on this trip.

We have my wife and daughter. We have my mother and father-in-law with my son. And let's just scroll through and find a few more. I have my brother-in-law, my sister-in-law and her mom. Looking at that, I think I want to update and I'll switch out to that whole extended family and we'll just drop in two more pictures here into the slots. While I often leave myself out of my own books, I am going to drop myself in there and we'll put one more picture in just to round this layout out, and you can't go wrong with the cute baby.

Now, we've got a layout and I'm happy with it, but what I want to talk about is some additional layout options. Notice that there's a wide range of background colors. So, changing the color will dramatically influence your appearance of the particular picture. A nice golden color really brings out that old world feel or some of these more natural muted tones in the browns, or the tans or the beiges, really seem to fit. I'm going to go with that beige color there, because it complements a lot of the stone textures and brown earth tones that we have.

This does a nice job and I really think it complements the layout. So even though the bulk of the theme started with a white background, I can customize the page on an individual page-by-page basis with the color. Notice that other pages have continued to use the white background as set, so I can mix and match colors as I go, giving me the look and feel that I want.

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